Moon Sand Flour and Oil Version Taste Safe and Homemade

Homemade Moon Sand this is messy play at its finest.

I chose the flour and vegetable oil combination because Little Miss Toddler will not keep things like this out of her mouth. We did it on the kitchen floor.Clean up involved sweeping up and mopping really well (Think oil residue). Next time I would put an old sheep or newspaper down for easier cleanup or simply do it outside.

This homemade Moon Sand or as some call it Cloud Dough is soft, molds together well and it is wonderful sensory play for even a pretty young child. Little Miss Toddler enjoyed it.

Homemade Moon Sand finding the magic in the mess

What you need is simple and most everyone has it on hand. 

  • 8 Cups of Flour (All-Purpose)
  • 1 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • A few drops food coloring if you like but not needed. (We skipped this)

In a large bin just mix it all together really well. Done and done.

We tossed in some kitchen scoops, spoons and the like. She had a blast.


Maybe Moon Sand is not what you intended to find or wish to make today? How about some play dough recipes?


Homemade Cloud Dough

Toddler Playing With Home made Moon Sand

Toddler sensory Play

Sensory Bin Flour and Oil

Messy Play

Toddler playing with cloud dough and scoops

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Love Jennifer


Muffin Tin Crayons – New Life for Old Broken Crayons

Crayons laying around that are broken? Try this quick project with your children and beat the winter boredom blues.

I have to tell you. Little Miss Toddler had the box of 120 Crayons. She liked to dump them and run. I was tired of picking them up and I saw a friend on Facebook doing this project with her kids and thought YES! that will be great!

removing crayon labels

The first thing I did was to soak the crayons in warm water. This way the papers were super easy to remove.  I peeled a few with out the soaking and it was a pain so this made quick of it. Just remember after peeled to dry the crayons off.

Break the crayons up into a muffin tin

I sorted the broken crayons up by color into the muffin tins and filled them with the broken crayons. Easy enough.

Melted crayons

Put the crayons in a 300-degree oven and watch for them to be melted about 5 -15 minutes. Depending on how large the tin you are using is. Mine was a standard tin and it took about 12 minutes. Let them cool completely. Once they are cool turn the tin upside down and tap the bottom of each round. They should pop right out. If they will not come out freeze for 20 minutes then tap them again they should fall out easily.

Miffin Tin Crayons

We had one minor casualty (One broken coming out) But look how cool it looks inside.

Melted Crayons

Here is a full disk. Giga’s magic impressed Little Miss Toddler.

Crayon disk

I love the way the colors melted together.

Toddler coloring

Much better. She thinks they are cool and they are much easier to keep contained. They are also a nice chunky size for her small hands.

Have you ever made these? I think they would be neat to make in different shapes for holidays.

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